51 episodes

In less than 10 minutes, we’ll get you up to speed on all the news you missed overnight. Throughout the morning, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio will bring you the latest business and economic stories you need to know to start your day. And before U.S. markets open, you’ll get a global markets update from the BBC World Service in London. 

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In less than 10 minutes, we’ll get you up to speed on all the news you missed overnight. Throughout the morning, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio will bring you the latest business and economic stories you need to know to start your day. And before U.S. markets open, you’ll get a global markets update from the BBC World Service in London. 

    What to do when you’re face-to-face with a wild market

    What to do when you’re face-to-face with a wild market

    The start of 2022 has not been a smooth one when it comes to the markets. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes are down more than 10% from recent highs, stuff that can send people running to re-evaluate their investments. We talked to Jason Zweig, writer of “The Intelligent Investor” column for the Wall Street Journal, for a little guidance. Sticking with the markets, Christopher Low joins us for discussion about consumer spending and the cost of employment index.

    • 8 min
    What chip shortage? Apple puts up record numbers for sales and profits.

    What chip shortage? Apple puts up record numbers for sales and profits.

    Apple shares are up 3.5% this morning in pre-market trading. That’s despite the chip shortage, which has hobbled a lot of other big companies, including automakers. The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation details concerns American have about omicron, vaccination, and the economy. Global food prices are at their highest point in 10 years, and the BBC reports on how Asia is handling the impact.

    • 7 min
    Cautious optimism as France grows at fastest pace in 50 years

    Cautious optimism as France grows at fastest pace in 50 years

    From the BBC World Service: Economists see potential light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, as growth figures for the end of 2021 for much of Europe looked positive. But there were warnings that supply chain issues and tensions in Ukraine would remain concerns this year. Also today, the row over illegal strawberry farms draining water from one of Spain’s best loved national parks.

    • 7 min
    What does the future hold for the college test prep industry?

    What does the future hold for the college test prep industry?

    That’s a real question that has emerged as more and more schools have either put college admissions tests on hold or have eliminated them altogether. Diane Swonk joins us for our markets discussion as data shows the economy bouncing back. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is going after the fees banks charge their customers, like overdraft fees for checking accounts and closing costs on mortgages.

    • 6 min
    Into the odyssey of insurance reimbursement for at-home COVID tests

    Into the odyssey of insurance reimbursement for at-home COVID tests

    Private insurers are required by the federal government to cover the cost of up to eight at-home rapid COVID tests per person per month, but the process of actually getting that reimbursement is a cumbersome one. The BBC reports on how the European Union is handling China’s strained business relationship with Lithuania. The Federal Reserve gave notice that rate hikes could be coming soon.

    • 7 min
    EU accuses China of “illegal” trade blocks on Lithuania

    EU accuses China of “illegal” trade blocks on Lithuania

    From the BBC World Service: The EU has accused China of “illegal” trade practices. The row was sparked when Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy, angering Beijing, which sees Taiwan as part of its territory. Also, an Australia energy giant is the latest to quit Myanmar, and the troubling rise of food inflation in Asia.

    • 6 min

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Great show

A necessary beacon the offers an independent view based on empirical data and not politicized rhetoric.

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Someone please tell Diane Swonk she’s NOT nauseous. She may be NAUSEATED by what’s going on in the markets, but she herself does not induce nausea!

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